The Mural is an 8 panel work that is a expression capturing the essence of a very special garden in Chateauneuf De Grasse, a small village in the South of France, where I lived for some time during a 6 month Sabbatical. The garden belonged to Mr. Frank Avery Wilson who was an abstract action painter for England in the 1950's. Then at 80 years of age, he was writing a book on the quantum study of art and science, which was a great inspiration to me. He had given me the key to his garden as he returned to Norway and also one of his first books, "Art as Understanding" by Frank Avery Wilson.
The gate depicted on one of the panels represents a steep 20 foot step walk up to the garden. Over the stone wall spread the rolling foot hills of the French Alps towards the Mediterranean Sea. One can see as far as from the Southern coast of Italy to Saint Tropez. My expression was to capture the dazzling color and dappled light of the garden along with the sultry breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.
The show features works by Jayne Duryea opening on February 28 and will be viewable until April 12, 2018 at the Simon Michael Gallery, Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building, Coastal Bend College, Beeville, Texas.
Presenting three-dimensional works by Texas artist Jayne Duryea, focusing on light and color with a deep connection to nature, created through traditional Italian glass blowing techniques.Exhibition Slides
This exhibition was in Ben Bailey Art Gallery at the Texas A&M University - Kingsville, TX. The opening and gallery talk, took place on January 20, 2011.
As a collaboration of my imagination and dreams, it is a curious thought to me. As I soak in the details. As surely, it is the "essence" of my expression and the process of delightful encounter that truly intrigues me. To live a life of creative encounter so to speak.